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mccain during that time to prepare for the debates. mitt romney is using john kerry as a stand in, rather obama is using john kerry as a stand in and kerry has practice from his run in 2004. on sunday, obama is going to nevada where he is going to be practicing for the final three days. >> torey dunnan, live in washington, keeping an eye on the debate prep for us. in political news, throwing back a cold one may provide an insight in to how you will vote. the type maybe an indicater of your views. the study published claims republicans are more drawn to sam adams as far as democrats, think heineken. >>> do you have need for speed? are you looking for something fun to to this weekend? you need to go no further than bob davidson ford, for a ride along, you are never going to forget. good morning maryland anchor, charley crowson got a taste of the extreme racing sport known as drifting. >> reporter: with its burning rubber, roaring engines and hair pinned turns , the sport of drifting may look like recklessness or eco run a muck. imagine if you did this for a living. >> it's like being in con
hours. the president is in nevada sparring with massachusetts senator john kerry, playing the role of mitt romney. >> it's not so much winning or losing or the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about somethingigger than that. >> reporter: romney meanwhile is in denver. ohio senator rob port man is doing his best obama impersonation. it has the president beating nationally by three points within the margin of error. despite a rough couple of weeks, however, romney is well within striking distance. right here on the stage, for the first time the two candidates will go face to face. it will focus on domestic policy, things like healthcare and the economy. that's where mitt romney sees his opening. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of to us describe the path way forward. >> reporter: the public is basically split on who they think can do a better job, president obama with a one-point edge at the moment. a praise which hasn't had huge swings, everything can change in one night but both sides had tried to lower expectations. >> governor romney is a good debater
obama is rehearsing with john kerry while mitt romney is squaring off against rob portman. both have challenges and check lifts. is working on shorter answers and trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or i am pat. >> they are trying to get him in the mode of being able to answer questions short and to the point. so it is more like his man errisms, style, and the way he comes across. >> reporter: and mitt romney, he has to seem friend li err, after the 47% comments. he needs to show compassion and connect with voters. romney arrived in colorado to continue his prep but took a brief break to rally supporters. >> what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> reporter: he also took a break with a visit to a nevada campaign office. >> this is obama, how are you? >> a new poll found that 56% expect the president to win the debates. lowered expectations could be good for romney, if he turns in a strong performance they can boast a big win and leave denver can momentum. >>> and y
john kerry is participating in the mock debates, pretending to be a different patrician wealthy massachusetts politician mitt romney. yesterday, in las vegas, the president tried to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who's going to have the best zingers. >> you are! >> governor romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: a new poll shows the president enjoys advantages going into this debate. 66% say his policies have favored the middle class, while 57% think romney's, instead, would favor the wealthy. but the campaign sees some liabilities, as well. the president can get peevish when challenged. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> reporter: his debate prep team is studying bedates from the last 20 or so years, focusing on unforced, stylistic errors, such as al gores sighs. the president is also quite verbose. when i asked him a two-part question in august, his answer was -- >> on afghanistan. >> reporter: longer than 5 1/2 minutes. he's working to make answers crisper and more concise. obama aides say they see one of romne
for the president, who, like romney, has been rehearsing for days. senator john kerry is playing romney in president obama's practice sessions. the president is out of practice. the last time he debated was four years ago. and, rob and paula, according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday, the debates are about more than who comes out on top. they are a chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. >> managing expectations, as always. tahman bradley, live in washington for us. thanks, tahman. >>> and abc news coverage of the debate begins tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. keep right here on abc. >>> and there is word this morning of a series of secret meetings at the white house. focusing on the threat from al qaeda in north africa. "the washington post" says the meetings came before the 9/11 attacks on u.s. compounds in libya. during the discussions, the possibility of unilateral strikes against al qaeda targets in that region were reportedly considered for the very f
. john kerry won it and took the race to almost even within two days. >> big opportunity for mitt romney this week. >> huge opportunity for mitt romney. he could take this race in the states he's losing right now and change the dynamic of the race just by standing on stage and performing well. >> so much riding on it. this first debate, anywhere between 50 million, 60 million are the stilts. this year more important than ever the early voting that's taking place. >> it's taking place in key states like iowa right now and voters willing watching this. already voting and the best thing about this debate is -- tore these guy, it's the first authentic moment and a while where voters want to tune in and pay attention. not a television ad, not a convention but a real authentic moment they take cues from. >> by election day a third of american voters might have already gone to the poll. >> campaigns used to have to plan toward one election day and now they can plan toward 30 or 35 election days and that's why this debate is crucial because voting is already going on. >> matt dowd with us in new
in 2004, george w. bush was 6, 7 points ahead of john kerry. he didn't prepare well. that race went from a six-point race to a one-point race in 48 hours. i think barack obama has to be careful. that he doesn't come across irritable or impatient. perform well from a mannerism standpoint. if he doesn't, this race goes a one-point race. >> donna brazile, matt dowd brings up the mannerisms. you were in the al gore camp, everyone thought that he cleaned george bush's clock, but on mannerisms he ended up losing. >> we remember the split screen. al gore was sitting there, rolling his eyes, looking at george bush and basically, he started -- >> did president obama have that vulnerability. >> look, i governor romney speaks in perfect sound bites. i attended many of those republican debates. one thing that's very good at is turning a negative question, a question directed to him into a positive question. he's a very skillful debater. he's been in dress rehearsal for five years. i suspect that governor romney is going to come well prepared to put the president obama on edge. what will the presiden
john kerry and mitt romney is squaring off against senator rob portman. both candidates have challenges and checklists. president obama is working on shorter answers, trying to avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. democrats say he needs to look strong and forceful and not appear irritated or impatient. >> they're trying to get him into the mode of being able to answer questions, short, concisely and to the point so it is much more like his mannerisms and his style and the way he comes across, as opposed to information in this. >> reporter: and mitt romney? he has to seem relatable after his 47% comments. how can he do that? show compassion. show he is competent. and connect with voters. >> on those three cs that's where he really has got to do well. >> reporter: romney arrived in colorado to continue his debate prep but took a brief break to rally supporters. >> what an honor? what a welcome? what a colorado welcome. thank you so much. >> reporter: the president also took a break with a visit to a nevada campaign office. >> hi, this is barack obama. how are y
could prove to be a huge opportunity for him. i think it was back, when john kerry was going against w, and i think he was behind eight points. after that debate, that one of the crucial presidential debates it was basically a one-point race at that point. so. >> he need a night like that. and mitt romney did very well in the -- in the, debates during the primaries. ve well. belt better than a lot. he need one of those nights. >> he has been preparing for the debates for three years. >> there you go. sure they got it all memorized. they got their zirngz reangers . >>> the government's troubled gun tracking program, called fast and furious. dozens of more weapons rather that were part of the investigation are being linked to crimes in mexico. our partners at univision, report 57 pref yufsly undiscovered guns connect to fast and furious have now been found at the sites of murders, kidnappings and brutal massacres. >>> breaking news from afghanistan overnight. nato says three of its troops have been killeden a bombing. the interpreter also died. this comes after an american service member
happened to one of your former bosses, george w. bush, back in 2004. john kerry came in to the debates behind. took it to the president. the president recovkovcovered oe next few debates. what does the president's team say to him this morning? >> it's a dicey thing. it's easy to forget that these men are human beings. they're demoralized by a bad night. buoyed by a great night. you have to build them back up. and the reality sets in pretty immediately, for any candidate. they know when they've done a bad job. they know when they've de a good the good news for romney is he didn't just do himself a world of good for republicans. republicans feel like we have a guy that can win this. he managed to frame the debate that does a world of good with independent voters. framing this election as a choice. really, a philosophical debate with the specifics underneath him, of what we know that romney can do about the role in government in american life, which is something that republicans felt would put romney on solid ground. >> he seemed to reach beyond that conservative base and really talked to
. it is as if -- very much like bush-kerry. bush came in with a lead, not huge, he came in to play for a draw and john kerry came in to win. the exact same happened tonight. mitt romney came in to win this debate with passion and it looked as if the president came in, as long as i play for a draw, i keep a lead and go forward. if that's the case, i think a very close race just got a lot closer. >> really? played for a draw and succeeded? >> no, the president played for a draw, but the guy that comes in and plays for a win usually gets the victory. >> does a tie go to the challenger? >> i think it will go to the president, because he is the income dent. i believe mitt romney did himself a lot of good. he came to play. he came to change the script in this campaign and he was able to do that tonight by talking about the things that he's done in a bipartisan fashion, but i think the president had to lay out what he will do in the future. he was able to do that. but tonight, mitt romney was a little bit more aggressive than the president. >> and austin, president obama trying to go against mitt romney's ta
for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo film "game change," nicolle wallace is predicted trying to show sarah palin get ready for the debate. >> it wasn't my fault. i wasn't properly prepped. >> you weren't properly prepped because you wouldn't listen to us. >> reporter: takes you back, doesn't it? president obama looking to lock in his lead. and for romney, many political strategists arguing this first debate will be make-or-break as george pointed out. >>> certainly taking nicolle wallace back. she's our newest political analyst. there in "game change." >> my ptsd is kicking in. >> try to go back for a second. you and i have been inside the debate camps. bring people inside mitt romney's room this weekend. >> physically, it looks like the actual debate. they set up the podiums. they get out a tape measure. and make sure
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